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June 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Treatment coordinator to retire from court post

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For the past six and a half years, Jim Cavanaugh has been assisting people with gaining control of their lives through programs offered at Amherst Town Court.  “It’s been a great job,” he said. More...

Farrell honored during conference awards dinner

The Judges & Police Conference of Erie County has named Amherst Town Justice Mark G. Farrell as this year’s recipient of the Jurist of the Year Award.  Farrell was honored at the conference’s annual awards dinner on May 14.  More...

Highway Department offers brush pickup

Amherst’s annual spring brush pickup will continue until approximately Friday, June 3.  The town Highway Department will collect large unmanageable piles of logs, brush and tree stumps only. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The incoming village administration’s first order of business should be to raise the speed limit to 45 mph on the numerous village shortcut streets; that way fewer drivers will be speeding.  More...

Obituaries

George V. Ennis, former partner in sign company

George V. Ennis, 79, of East Amherst died at home on Monday May 16, 2011.  He was born in Brown County, Indiana on Oct. 2, 1931, to Paul and Lena Ennis.  More...

Death Notices

FOGEL, Charles M., of Amherst, died Friday, May 20, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; children, Paul, Lorin and Howard; and brother, Harold. Private services were held. Mr. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Sports

Students honored for work on field; in classroom, community

Avenue of Athletes

The 2011 edition of the Amherst Avenue of Athletes will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Amherst boys lax advances to Class C final

The Amherst boys lacrosse team jumped out to a 6-0 halftime lead on route to a 14-4 Class C semifinal home win over Eden on Friday.  That sets up a matchup with Silver Creek for the Class C title at 3:30 p.m. today at All-High Stadium. More...

South softball advances to A-1 final, Plimpton reaches pitching milestone

Top-seeded Williamsville South scored three runs in the first inning and took a 7-1 advantage after four to down fifth-seeded West Seneca East, 9-3, on Saturday at ECC North to advance in the Section VI Class A-1 softball tournament.  More...

Business

Ducks in a Row helps create space, making your clutter disappear

When misplaced items become clutter and lead to piles of disorganized materials, there is a solution.  A person can take a stand in the jumbled mess and gain peace of mind with the help of Ducks in a Row, a professional organizing business.&nbs More...

Millard Fillmore Suburban now provides pediatric services

The Emergency Department of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital has begun providing pediatric emergency services by specialized personnel from Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.  More...

VA hospital to construct new ramp on property

Construction was scheduled to begin Tuesday on a three-tier parking ramp by the outpatient entrance at VA Western New York Healthcare System at 3495 Bailey Ave.  More...

Superintendent outlines 2012-13 budget considerations

On a night when the Williamsville School Board approved the appointment of its next superintendent, Scott Martzloff, current Superintendent Howard Smith highlighted areas of district concerns in creating the 2012-13 budget.  More...

Hochul wins, prepares to take office

Rep.-elect Kathy Hochul is tentatively scheduled to take the oath of office at 1 p.m. More...

Editorial

County clerk position doesn’t need career politician

Bee Editorial

Why is it that the second someone leaves an elected position political analysts quickly think to have that person replaced with another politician?  Such was the case this past week when Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul was victorious in the recen More...

Spindle items

 TIME TO REFLECT — I hope that everyone in the community enjoyed a safe and happy Memorial Day holiday. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 3, 1886   Last Friday night some unknown parties broke into the Eggertsville Post Office kept by Postmaster Henry Wingert, taking postage stamps and registered letters, also articles out of Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Man leaves salon without paying for haircut

Sunday, May 22   A resident of Dodge Road reported that his property was spray-painted with graffiti during the night.  More...

Letters to the Editor

District did provide advanced notice

While I was happy to see a few letters expressing anger over the mailing of the Amherst Budget Newsletter, I find myself in the unaccustomed position of having to defend the board.  More...

Medicare status quo not sustainable

I find it amazing that the voters in the New York 26th Congressional District would vote Democratic in your recent special election.  Major media outlets have noted that this vote was in fact a referendum on the Medicare situation, or more prec More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Prayer Connection meeting slated   Prayer Connection will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga at Harlem Road in Snyder. For more information, call Patty at 691-4142. More...

Lifestyles

Providing HOPE to at-risk girls: TRY

Brinkman Street on Buffalo’s East Side is not a place where one might imagine that hope flourishes. More...

1950s-theme party planned for Sunday

A 1950s Flashback party will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the AJ Jurek American Legion Post, 655 New Road at Millersport Highway. The event will feature karaoke, food, beer, root beer floats, a Chinese auction and 1950s music. More...

Pair travel to Thousand Islands following Amherst reception

Kimberly Ann Thompson married Andrew Eric Rosenfeld in an afternoon ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Kenmore. Rabbi Frank Lowinger officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Barbara and Charles J. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 3-sun. 5 . Second Chance Sheltering Network Annual Yard Sale and Chicken Barbecue — All proceeds go to support the care of our homeless animals. More...

Art

fri 3-sun.  More...

Concerts

thurs. 2 .11-member band from Southern California, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, will perform their hit “Home” as well as others. More...